Biomedical Science

Students who study biomedical science are problem-solving visionaries. You'll build a base of knowledge and skills in biology, disease research and technical design to imagine and create medical equipment that improves lives locally, nationally or internationally. You'll learn to use computer skills to show how organs and internal systems work and to test and demonstrate how a body would react to a medical device.  Your class and field work will prepare you for work in laboratory and health-related jobs or to continue your study for an advanced degree.

Program Highlights

  • Strong base of scientific knowledge established through biology, chemistry and physics courses.
  • Opportunity to participate in field-based or laboratory-based faculty research on a short-term or long-term basis that may culminate in publishing papers and presentation at scientific conferences.
  • High-demand for graduates who complete advanced work.
  • Biology Tutoring Center positioned near a new anatomy and physiology suite is open weekdays.
  • Collaboration on the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) molecular mechanisms of disease research.

Program Distinctions

  • Opportunity to develop relevant skills in classwork, laboratory research and fieldwork with nationally-recognized faculty members.
  • Program operates in a state with more than 480 medical device firms registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Completes preparation for professional study programs required for health-care degrees such as medical doctor, dentist and pharmacist.
  • Notable alumnus: Bruce Johnson '83, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, studies how the human body reacts to extreme conditions in locations such as Mount Everest.

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Product development
  • Clinical technician
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medical device/Pharmaceutical sales
  • Physician/Dentist/Pharmacist

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